A world both concrete and surreal awaits players in Back in 1995, the horror/mystery game that’s inspired by the visuals and gameplay of early Playstation games, when it releases on Steam on April 28.
The main character, in gameplay reminiscent of the first Silent Hill, must explore a city after a catastrophe, discovering what happened there, where his missing daughter has gotten to, and why he is there to begin with. To do so, he’ll need to find items and fend off the bizarre creatures that now patrol the streets and buildings.
The developer was worked to painstakingly recreate the visuals of his childhood spent playing PS1 and Sega Saturn games, using low-res models, CRT emulation, and the fixed camera angles of games like Resident Evil. He has also used tank controls and old user interfaces to capture the feeling of the horror games of the time.